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Support our conservation projects by switching to Ecotricity

Support our tree planting and conservation projects by switching to Ecotricity

You can help support England’s forests by making the switch to Britain’s greenest energy provider, Ecotricity. As well as helping us plant more trees and do more to protect wildlife, you’ll be able to claim a £10 discount on your next Forestry England Membership, allowing you and your family to enjoy the benefits of your local forest year-round.*

When you switch to Ecotricity for your gas and electricity, they will donate £50 on your behalf to Forestry England, and a further £50 for every year you remain their customer. We will use this money to support the fight against climate change to plant more trees across our North District as well as for vital conservation work through the re-introduction of pine martens in the Forest of Dean.

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Tree planting 

Planting trees is widely considered one of the most effective measures at reducing the risks of climate change, locking up millions of tonnes of carbon each year and cooling the planet.

Our woodlands are some of the best places to spot wildlife from large mammals such as deer, to some of the smaller inhabitants such as bats, dormice, butterflies, and red squirrels. By becoming an Ecotricity customer you could support the growth of up to 10 new trees every year!

Supporting pine martens in the Forest of Dean

Predators are a vital part of a healthy woodland ecosystem and in summer 2016 we teamed up with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Vincent Wildlife Trust and Forest Research, with support from the Woodland Trust and Forest Holidays, to begin a collaborative project investigating the feasibility of reintroducing pine martens to the Forest of Dean.

By switching to Ecotricity you will be ensuring that this project can continue and that one of England’s rarest predators has a place to call home.

Pine marten standing on tree stump looking left

* Forestry England Membership only. Excludes separate Friends schemes at Westonbirt Arboretum and Bedgebury Pinetum.

See the full terms and conditions. The £10 discount can be claimed against becoming a new member or a Membership renewal. Details of how to claim with be supplied with your email voucher provided to you by Ecotricity, once the switch has been completed. Ecotricity can also be contacted on 08000 302 302.

More about Ecotricity

Ecotricity operate a unique model. They use their customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. They refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into windmills, sunmills and - soon - gasmills. They are a not-for-dividend company – their profits go back into their mission to change the way electricity is made and used in Britain.

With no shareholders to answer to, they are free to dedicate themselves to the task of building new sources of green energy. And they share the benefits of their work through their ecobonds – giving people the chance to share the financial benefits of the green energy revolution.